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I haven’t been around lately, but today I’m back with a special project: Frenchify your dream home: Kitchen table makeover.
I started working on many beautiful projects lately, a couple of days ago, for example, we managed to launch our new online shop www.dreamsfactory.ro – yeyyy! :) We also had to finish a lot of personalized orders for our clients and among many many other things we started some projects for our home – yes, we do love multitasking! :)
So today we initiate a series of projects – called Frenchify your dream home – with our kitchen table makeover.
To be more exact, with the kitchen table and chairs, that were a gift from someone special, some time ago, but did not match the things we had in our kitchen.
So they were the first ones that needed a makeover and therefor suffered major transformations! :) Because I couldn’t find any chalk paint in my country, after searching for some alternatives online, I’ve decided to try my own recipe. So I did. And I painted the wrought iron chairs with it and the table frame, I will show you very soon how I did that.
The top of the table is made out of glass, but I wanted to make it to look more like a vintage wood board, so I decided to completely paint it with acrylics (we only use quite dense & great quality paint), distress it and decorate it with a French image using waterslide decal paper.
I have followed the same steps from other DIY projects, you can find more details HERE.
A few advices:
– allow the paint to dry completely before moving to the next step
– do nou use any water to dilute the paint or the primer.
1. Applying the primer (gesso).
2. Applying the black paint.
( I made some visible paint traces with the brush so I can highlight them afterwards).
3. Applying the wax candle – you can already see the traces.
6. Applying the white paint.
5. Distressing the surface with 120 and 180 grit sandpaper.
Maison des Reves collage is now available for free download.
And the final result, that I really really loooveee! :)
You can do so many handmade projects for you and your family, if you just add a little bit of passion into your work. The possibilities are endless, wouldn’t you agree?
I declare phase one of the frenchify your home process successfully completed! :) So, what do you think?
Don’t forget to smile,